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Milky Way and Abandoned Buildings
When and Where
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 9:45 pm - 12:00 am
Where: South Central Washington

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $275
$20 deposit to reserve your spot
(applied towards registration fee - PayPal invoice sent for the remaining balance 2 weeks prior to the workshop)
Safe and secure payment through PayPal
Click the "Pay Now" button below to register
SPOTS REMAINING: 2
Once your registration and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Premium Package

With the "Premium Package" you'll receive personalized one-on-one instruction on post processing your images from the workshop using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Starry Landscape Stacker, and Topaz DeNoise AI. This can be anything from basic processing to advanced - you choose. My normal rate for one hour sessions is $40, but for workshop attendees, the cost is only $25.
Add Premium for only $25

Included with your tuition

  • Personalized instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera and tripod properly
  • How to choose the best lenses
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a proper exposure
  • Learn how to properly judge exposure based on the histogram
  • Learn how to properly judge focus with image playback and magnification
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • Proper use of polarizer and neutral density filters
  • How to accurately set focus for tack sharp images

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • 30 days or more prior to the workshop:
    Refund less your $20 deposit.
  • 7 to 30 days prior to the workshop:
    75% refund.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    50% refund.
  • If the workshop is cancelled due to weather or sky conditions, you will receive a full refund.
  • Once the workshop starts, refunds cannot be issued. I make every attempt to insure sky conditions are ideal for these workshops. I monitor weather forecasts from several sources, astronomical sky forecasts, live web cams, etc. Conditions can change without warning and in an instant - especially in the mountains. If conditions change once we are at the shooting venue, I offer participants credit towards future workshops.
About the Workshop
This will be a photography packed workshop where we'll visit three historic abandoned schoolhouses. The last schoolhouse will feature sunset and blue hour photography.
Please note: There will be approximately 15 miles of well graded gravel road on this workshop.
Why choose DTL workshops over others?
  • Value: Similar workshops charge up to $400.
  • Experience: I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • These workshops are limited to only 4 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements are rated as VERY EASY
(we will very close to our vehicles).

Itinerary (subject to change)

9:45 pm: Meet and Greet (Biggs, Oregon)
9:45 - 12:00 am: Workshop

What to Bring

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will work too)
  • Camp chair
  • Wind protective clothing
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Snacks and water

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a focus on landscape and astro photography. I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012 and landscape workshops since 2007. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and have been teaching Photoshop and Lightroom since 2007.

COVID-19 Statement

All of my workshops are outdoors and are limited in size (depending on the location). I am fully vaccinated (including bivalent booster). Social distancing is encouraged. If you registered for a workshop and become symptomatic the week of the workshop, contact me so we can work out an alternate plan.
   
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